ICPC recovers retiree’s terminal benefit as CCB awards FRSC official for integrity
Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has said that it helped a retired staff of Notore Chemical Industries, Mr. Abdulrahman Danbaba to recover his unpaid terminal benefit of N4.1 million from the company.
Spokesperson to the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa said in a statement that Danbaba had retired as Regional Manager, North-West of the company but was not paid the N4, 062, 048.07 being the balance of his terminal benefits after working for the company for six years in Kaduna State. He petitioned the conmission alleging also that, his “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE) tax was not remitted to the appropriate authorities by the company.
“Consequently, the Commission investigated the petition and found that the company had defaulted in the payment of PAYE tax for its staff to the Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue, as well as the payment of the terminal benefits of the former Regional Manager, North-West”.
“ICPC, upon conclusion of investigation, prevailed on Notore Chemical Industries to pay all the outstanding benefits of Danbaba and to remit the PAYE tax for six of its staff in Kaduna State to the Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue”, Okoduwa said.
She also informed that both the Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue and Mr. Danbaba have written to the Commission to confirm the receipt of the payments from Notore Chemical Industries.
Meanwhile, the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), at the weekend, presented an award of integrity to an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ibrahim Hassan Shetima for the exceptional ways he has carries out his duty.
In a brief ceremony at the Bureau headquarters in Abuja, Shetima whose award had been due since 2007 but had not been able to receive it, was being recognised for his dedication to rescuing accident victims and providing relief materials to victims of boat mishap in Borgu, Niger state in 2013; as well as for rescuing a large number of distressed victims of robbery attacks along Zaria-Kano road.
Shetima also fed some stranded veterans awaiting their pensions and entitlements at the Wuse Zone 3 in Abuja. He also played a prominent role in the rescue of victims of the Madalla bomb blast of 2011. This incident, where he was attacked, left him injured and bedridden for a long time.
His citation, which was read at the event indicated that Shettima guided several donors, organisations and philanthropists to provide relief materials and rehabilitation to victims of insurgency in the north east.
“In 2006, this office got to know that Shettima rescued accident victims along Diko-Zuba road and returned all valuables including cash worth N3.8 million to the victim’s family. This singular action earned him the CCB Integrity Award done in 2007”, the citation read.
Speaking on why the award is just being presented to the officer, chairman of CCB, Sam Saba said that, “in 2007 we instituted the award to recognise people who have done well so that others can emulate but unfortunately he didn’t get to receive the award. At the request of the FRSC, we are presenting the award to him today”.
He noted that the CCB is an extra-ministerial department under the Presidency, whose duty include to maintain high standard of morality in the conduct of government business and to ensure that actions and behaviours of public officers conform to the high standard of morality and accountability.
“It’s our duty to recognise people who have shown the qualities of honesty and integrity”, he